Is your rental deposit safe?
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Is your rental deposit safe?

A letting agent owes tens of thousands of pounds to tenants in deposit cash, a BBC investigation can reveal.

Ann Treneer, who runs Premier Property Management of Turo, based in Cornwall, owes more than £35,000.

Despite the Tenancy Deposit Scheme being introduced to protect tenants' money, deposits can still be held in a bank account controlled by the landlord or agent.

Ms Treneer has apologised and said the money is safe in a ring-fenced account, and every penny will be paid back.

  • 13 Feb 2017